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Friday Finds: CA’s Top-Rated Beer Breweries

There’s nothing like popping open a cold one when the thermostat reaches summer peaks. That experience can be even cooler when the beer comes from a local brewery. Thanks to an explosion in craft beer over the last decade, there’s no shortage of brew from makers in the Golden State. But which ones rise to the top? Thankfully, Stacker helped navigate this crowded field with a list of the breweries boasting the most top 100 ranked beers in California using data from BeerAdvocate. Here are the top five:

#5. The Bruery

TOP 100 BEERS IN CALIFORNIA: 8

  Highest ranked beers:

    #13. Black Tuesday Reserve (Stout American Imperial)
    #18. Black Tuesday (Stout American Imperial)
    #19. Chocolate Rain (Stout American Imperial)

www.thebruery.com

#4. Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

TOP 100 BEERS IN CALIFORNIA: 8

  Highest ranked beers:

    #4. Westly (Wild Ale)
    #12. West Ashley (Farmhouse Ale Saison)
    #31. Saison Bernice (Farmhouse Ale Saison)

www.rusticales.com

#3. Russian River Brewing Company

TOP 100 BEERS IN CALIFORNIA: 8

  Highest ranked beers:

    #1. Pliny The Younger (IPA Imperial)
    #5. Pliny The Elder (IPA Imperial)
    #15. Supplication (Wild Ale)

www.russianriverbrewing.com

#2. Monkish Brewing Co.

TOP 100 BEERS IN CALIFORNIA: 11

  Highest ranked beers:

    #23. Adios Ghost (IPA New England)
    #29. Foggier Window (IPA New England)
    #36. Foggy Window (IPA New England)

www.monkishbrewing.com

#1. Bottle Logic Brewing

TOP 100 BEERS IN CALIFORNIA: 14

  Highest ranked beers:

    #2. Fundamental Observation (Stout American Imperial)
    #9. Hypermash Hydra (Stout – American Imperial)
    #20. Fundamental Forces (Stout – American Imperial)

www.bottlelogic.com

Have you tried any of these top-rated CA beers? Get the full list here.


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